What’s Next from Google Cloud: Scenes from Google Next

Google Cloud last week had their big event in San Francisco, gathering Partners, customers and Googlers alike to talk about Google Cloud and its bright future. Centrify was proud to sponsor this event, and we had a presence in the Partner Playground, which allowed us to visit with hundreds of Google Next attendees to understand what they were doing with Google Cloud. Of course we spoke with Centrify customers, Google customers and some prospective customers, but interestingly, most of these conversations were with those who are already using software as a service (SaaS) or identity as a service (IDaaS) today….

Going Google Just Got Easier With Centrify

  You’ve likely seen all the recent press surrounding  Google’s continued push into the enterprise since its launch of the Google for Work business tools including Apps for Work, Android for Work, Chrome for Work and Google Cloud Platform solutions.  Clearly Google is going “all in” on increasing both presence and market share of Google in the Enterprise, leveraging a partner ecosystem to help them accomplish these goals. Centrify’s continuing momentum and leadership around mobile and cloud identity management recently made us the only IDaaS vendor to have partnered with Google to offer the broadest set of third party identity…

The Rise of Google Apps for Work in the Enterprise

Google Apps for Work is quite a popular choice amongst the small businesses and younger companies that are born in the cloud. However, Google is pushing the envelope further to make its way into larger enterprises with their initiative “Google for Work.” Well, there’s good news — Centrify has the solutions to help with the adoption of Google Apps for Work in mid to large enterprises. Before we go any further, let’s take a look at Google Apps for Work adoption numbers published by Google: More than one million paying organizations are actively using Google Drive, including companies like The New York Times, Uber,…

Chromebooks for Enterprises Secured with Centrify Single Sign-on

Enterprise customers are finding value in deploying Chromebooks, and it can be seen from the Gartner forecast on the Chromebook adoption worldwide (below). Some of the early adopters include Netflix, Starbucks and Sanmina — because of their security, simplicity and ability to integrate into existing technology and infrastructure. As more enterprises adopt these endpoints, one important consideration for IT is handling identity management for Chromebooks. One of the comments from Isabelle Durand, principal analyst at Gartner, stuck a chord with me: “By adopting Chromebooks and cloud computing, businesses can benefit; they can shift their focus from managing devices to managing something much more important —…

Google Apps: It Scares You, But it Shouldn’t

Its Monday morning 7am, you are sitting at the breakfast table with your beautiful wife and two children. Life couldn’t get any better than this. Your mortgage interest rate is at 3.5%, you have the college funds for the kids in the bank and both cars are paid off. You think to yourself “I am the luckiest guy in the world”…But all of a sudden you remember that your boss told you he wants to use Google Apps. Your hand starts to shake like you just had a triple espresso on an empty stomach and your stomach kinda feels the…